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Brought to you by Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS, of Therapeutic Associates Forest Grove Physical Therapy


Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCSAmerica is in pain. Current data indicates more than 100 million people in the US suffer from some form of persistent pain – despite a significantly increasing rate of injections, surgery, and opioid medications. The evidence for therapeutic approaches in treating people with pain is ever-increasing, resulting in treatments such as pain neuroscience education. This approach empowers those suffering pain by answering the question, “Why Do I Hurt?” Skilled education delivered to people in pain has shown dramatic responses in multiple studies. The more people know about their pain and what it really means, the less they have it. The mantra “Know pain, Know gain” reminds us of this impact.

 

Scott Hein, clinic director of Therapeutic Associates, Forest Grove Physical Therapy recently completed a new clinical certification!

Scott completed 6-months of intensive coursework to become certified as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist as of July 2016.

Completion of this program ensures that a Physical Therapist (PT) is utilizing the most up-to-date information and clinical advancements to assist patients in pain, and has demonstrated competency to do the following:

Become a certified, highly skilled, autonomous clinician with advanced proficiency in evaluation and treatment of chronic pain.

Make evidence-based practice an immediate reality in the clinic.

Enhance critical thinking and movement to improve a patient’s outcome of care.

Improve knowledge of current research related to the science of pain and how to treat it.

Please feel free to call the clinic to inquire more about what treatment approach Therapeutic Associates, Forest Grove Physical Therapy offers based on Scott’s work with the Therapeutic Pain Specialist program. Or if you’re in persistent pain, call the clinic today to schedule an appointment and get ready to move on with your life!

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Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Theatre Expert


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For the past three years, Bag&Baggage (Hillsboro’s resi­dent professional theatre compa­ny) has been embracing the Hal­loween season with a series of terrifying, thrilling murder mys­tery plays. Dial “M” For Murder and Rope were two of our most successful theatrical productions ever, bringing chills and thrills to thousands of audience members throughout October.

This season is no different; Bag&Baggage is proud to pres­ent the Pacific Northwest pre­miere of a powerful, haunting, and gripping tale of three wives, three bathtubs, and one terrify­ing serial killer: The Drowning Girls.

George Joseph Smith, or The Brides In Bath Murderer as he was called by the British press in the late 1920s, was dashing, charming, and a vicious murder­er. Smith was found guilty in the 1920s of marrying three differ­ent women and then drowning them in their baths for the insur­ance money. The question was; How could these three healthy women, all in the prime of life, be murdered in their bathtubs and leave no signs of a struggle? How could Smith get these women to first marry him, then sign over their personal wealth, and then succeed in killing them without any suspicion? The Brides In The Baths were one of Britian’s most sensational murder sprees, and The Drowning Girls intro­duces audiences to the victims, and to the murder method, in a powerful, lyrical, and ultimately redemptive way.

Bag&Baggage is delighted to be the first company in the Pa­cific Northwest to produce the show, and hope you will join us for a night of murder most foul! The Drowning Girls runs from October 13 – October 31 at The Venetian Theatre. Infor­mation can be found online at www.bagnbaggage.org.

BAG&BAGGAGE

253 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON

503.345.9590

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Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert


Kevin KuntzWhen building your dream house, the heating and cooling systems are often an afterthought. Home builders can arrange them for you but wouldn’t it be nice to know the system you have in your home is properly sized and installed by experts? We will help you choose the best system for your home and install it to exacting standards.

At Hybrid all of our duct systems are installed by 10-30 year industry veterans. Quality counts in this area, not quantity. Without properly sized and installed ductwork the home will never be comfortable.

We install a minimum of two return air vents in homes no matter the size. Air movement is critical in comfort and equipment efficiency.

Furnaces are often installed before sheetrock, then used to dry out the home and keep it dry during construction. This voids every furnace manufacturer’s warranty. The furnace must not be used for construction dry out. OREGON code also does not allow the furnace to be put into operation until after the interior paint is complete. Hybrid adheres to code and warranty requirements during installation.

We screen all floor vents during construction and filter return air vents to prevent construction debris from getting into them. It’s not uncommon for us to pull out wood 2x4, plastic bottles, nails, and wood chips from the vents. If left unattended these items can reduce air flow and in some cases damage the ductwork.

Here at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning we only sell to residential custom new construction homes, where we are working one on one with the homeowner, to provide the best possible system for their budget.

HYBRID HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

230 W. BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OREGON 97113

503.357.5663

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Brought to you by Janet Peters, Allstate Agent


Janet Peters, Allstate AgentIt's not easy to think about: What would happen if you were to pass away? When it comes to protecting your loved ones with life insurance, it's important to separate fact from fiction. Learn the truth about five life insurance myths — it may change your perspective and lead you to make informed decisions about purchasing a policy.

I'm single, or married with no children, so I don't need life insurance. Life insurance may help your loved ones pay off your debts (like some private college loans, for instance) if you pass away. Planning early helps protect your loved ones from burdensome expenses. I can't afford life insurance. Life insurance can be very affordable for many people, depending on the coverage you’re looking for. You can start with a policy that fits your budget, and you may be able to purchase additional coverage later on. I'm a stay-at-home parent with no income. I don't need life insurance. You may not bring in a paycheck but you provide services that cost tens of thousands of dollars each year, including child care, daily transportation, home maintenance and cooking. If you pass away, life insurance may cover these costs. My beneficiaries will have to pay taxes on the proceeds from my life insurance policy. Your life insurance benefits are income-tax-free and do not have to be reported, according to the IRS.

I don't need life insurance once my children are adults. Life insurance pays for final costs, estate taxes, paying off any debt, or leaving an inheritance.

No matter where you are in life, it's important to help protect your loved ones and your assets with life insurance. If you have any questions, reach out to Janet at Allstate.

JANET PETERS ALLSTATE INSURANCE

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FOREST GROVE, OREGON

503.357.7179

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Brought to you by Nell Rafalovich, PA-C, of Maple Street Clinic


Nell Rafalovich, PA-CAbout one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are either overweight or obese. At Maple Street Clinic, family is our focus, and keeping children healthy is a cornerstone of our goal. We encourage exercise and healthy eating at every age, but it is especially important for children to be physically active and be provided healthy meals and snacks for them to thrive.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests environmental factors contribute to the development of obesity in children, including increasing trends in glycemic index of foods, sugary beverages, larger portion sizes for prepared foods, fast food service, diminishing family presence at meals, decreasing structured physical activity, and less sleep. Television viewing is one of the established environmental influences on the development of obesity during childhood.

Tips for parents

* Make time to be active. School-aged youth should participate every day in 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity that is right for their age, enjoyable, and involves a variety of activities.

* Limit sedentary activities. Spend no more than 2 hours per day in front of a screen.

* Keep an activity log. The use of activity logs can help children and teens keep track of their exercise programs and physical activity.

* Focus on the positive. Praising participation over winning and encouraging positive behaviors are important, especially if a child is less active and interested in sports.

* Be a role model.

The Maple Street Clinic doctors and staff can help children to meet their health goals. Call us to schedule an appointment. 503-357-2136.

MAPLE STREET CLINIC

1825 MAPLE STREET

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.357.2136

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Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur


Holly WitteThe grapes on the vines look beautiful, plump and taste sweet. We love them…but so do the birds! Neighbors are preparing for the annual annoyance of propane cannons going off randomly.

What is going on? We are trying to save as much of the grape harvest for the wine and keep the starlings and migrating robins from feasting. In the last few years, a new approach has emerged: falconry. Those big, heavy and majestic birds that perch on the leather cuffed hand of their handlers are allowed into the vineyard to scare the heck out of the starlings and any other creature they can root out. The goal is to scare the scavengers, not kill them. Falcons can cover 500 acres.

It isn’t a perfect system. Rick Willis of Birdguard, a Sisters, OR company says, “With a falcon, if it’s at the North end, the starlings are at the South end.” The robins feed under the vines and aren’t bothered by the falcons. The falcon doesn’t see them and they don’t see the falcon and are not scared away. Birdguard uses electronic distressed bird calls. Cooper’s Hawks and Red Tail Hawks shrieking into the air are pretty terrifying, at least to human ears.

It’s not possible to completely eliminate the problem. Here’s what we did when there was too much loss: Jim decided there wasn’t enough for individual wines so he made a blend we called Mingle. That was 2008. It has been our most popular summer white ever since!

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery

5195 SW Hergert Road

Cornelius, OR 97113

503-992-1196

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Brought to you by Nate Boyd, Fitness Expert


Nate BoydIf you didn’t read the June column about why you should go to The Gym in the summer (tsk, tsk!) this column is especially for you! You didn’t stay in shape, you drank too many summer beverages or you have been planted in front of the tube watching the Olympics and all those food commercials and eating, eating, eating! Now is the time to get back into shape for Fall.

If you can, schedule time with your trainer at the gym. Since your body isn’t used to strain right now, a trainer will make sure you don’t overstrain, your first time back, and since you are out of practice, can set a workout schedule that works for you.

Start with something easy, doing about ½ of what you were doing before you stopped. You are going to be sorry if you pedal for an hour on the exercise bike the first time you hop on. Those sore muscles are not going to inspire you to continue and it is hard to walk into The Gym if you can’t walk!

Do your cardio first. You will warm up those sluggish muscles and increasing your cardio fitness will make future workouts more productive.

Try something new and different this time. Being bored with a workout makes it more difficult to keep it up. Try racquetball or an elliptical machine. Take a new class. Your trainer can help you with suggestions for fun workouts.

Make sure your diet supports your fitness goals. This is a great time of year for fresh fruits and veggies. Salads, grilled vegetables, smoothies at the smoothie bar, yes! Pizza and chips in front of the television, no!

Don’t beat yourself up about your break, just set some realistic goals and get started.

THE GYM

1901 MOUNTAIN VIEW LANE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.359.9213

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Brought to you by Chris & Victoria Garfield, Real Estate Experts


Chris & Victoria GarfieldHere are some facts about the housing market in Forest Grove and the surrounding area.

Forest Grove Home prices have increased over 13%in the past year and Zillow predicts that they will rise another 5 ½ % in the next year. That is, on average, a $27,000 price per home increase! The cost per foot has risen from $156 to $184.

According to Redfin, a web based real estate company based in Seattle, Denver, Seattle and Portland lead the national market in housing prices, and our area is seeing that influence. The median price (that is the middle of the range, not the average price) of a home in Forest Grove is 350,000! In Banks it is $400,000 and in Gaston, the median price of a home is a whopping $622,000! It is important to remember that in Gaston and Banks, many homes are on acreage. Combine this with low interest rates and it is no surprise then, that the market is considered “very healthy”.

Chris Garfield, of John L. Scott Market Center says “On average, a home is on the market for 17 days. And in some cases, owners are getting offers for more than the asking price.”

In this market you need an experienced, knowledgeable professional who can help you navigate the ins and outs of a volatile market. John L. Scott is the Northwest's premiere office and home to many of the company’s most successful and productive agents. “Our entire team of brokers and staff is committed to providing excellent, professional service; they pride themselves on the highest level of service in the industry. The Market Center in Forest Grove has the best local agents, who live here and are committed to the community,” says Chris.

John L. Scott Market Center

1936 Pacific Ave.

Forest Grove, OR 97116

503-359-9100

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Brought to you by Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS, Physical Therapy Expert


Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS Maria Sanchez, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is involved with full-time patient care. She is continuously training in her field and has completed multiple manual therapy courses. Maria is passionate about one-on-one, specialized care for each patient. Maria graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Combined Sciences from Santa Clara University and received her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Maria worked as a physical therapist in acute care at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland before deciding to pursue a career in outpatient orthopedics. She has a special interest in geriatrics and aquatic therapy. Maria is also bilingual, speaking Spanish fluently. Maria enjoys running, hiking, yoga, traveling, and photography.

Haily Reckmann is our Front Office Coordinator. She is an insurance expert and can assist patients with their concerns regarding their insurance. She does this in a kind manner and is always ready and willing to help anyone in need. We also provide a patient portal so that you can manage your care online. You can communicate securely with your clinician via email to get medical questions answered in the comfort of your own home. You will be able to manage your appointments by scheduling the next one or view details of your past appointments. New patients can begin the initial paperwork process before arriving at our office. View statements and pay bills securely or Go Green – opt in for paperless statements. Research conditions and learn about current health topics that interest you.

Dr. Scott Hein and the staff are focused on you - from initial diagnosis to eventual recovery, and with each exercise, insurance billing help and word of encouragement in between, our aim is on healing and bringing you back to your best physical health.

THERAPEUTIC ASSOCIATES FOREST GROVE PHYSICAL THERAPY

2005 ELM ST. #200

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503-357-9810

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Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert


Kevin KuntzThe US Federal emergency Management Agency suggests checking your furnace before cold weather arrives. Nothing like switching the furnace on that first cold October day and having a temperature emergency. You can be sure that everyone else who neglected to get their furnace serviced is having that same emergency and your heating man is booked until November.

Your best bet is to call your heating professional, Kevin Kuntz from Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning, and have them come out and inspect your furnace now. They will clean the furnace, change the filter, check for leaks and unhealthy gases, and ensure that everything is operational.

But you can do the following things yourself to be sure all is well before the cool weather arrives.

Check and change your filter.

Switch your thermostat from cool to heat. Sounds obvious, but you will feel dumb if you call and haven’t done this.

Make sure your vents are open and unblocked. While you are at it, get out the vacuum and clean those vents and ducts, too.

Check that your thermostat is working correctly and if you don’t have one, get a setback thermostat that can be programmed to adjust the temperature when you are gone or at night. It saves money and is so convenient to have the heat come on before your alarm goes off in the morning.

Make sure the area around your furnace is clear of dust and debris.

Go outside and inspect your exhaust flue to make sure it isn’t blocked by branches or animal nests.

Remember that it is better to be prepared early when it comes to heating your home. Call your heating professionals at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning soon.

HYBRID HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

230 W. BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OREGON 97113

503.357.5663

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Brought to you by Scott Palmer Theatre Expert


Scott PalmerThe Graduate is performed at the Venetian Theatre from September 8 - October 2, 2016.

Bag&Baggage has an artistic mission to crack open and explore the classics of American and English literature in new and innovative ways. We produce live theatre that is based on novels or plays that our audiences are familiar with, but we do so in provocative and creative ways. Our September 2016 show is a perfect example of that mission.

 The Graduate is one of the most popular, and influential, films in all of American cinematic history. Launching the careers of both Mike Nichols and Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate seemed to encapsulate the feelings and concerns of an entire generation. The story of Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate without a sense of direction, and his illicit affair with Mrs. Robinson was both a huge hit and generated enormous controversy. What most people don’t know is that this iconic film was based on a novel by Charles Webb which was itself an important work of American literature.

 Bag&Baggage is thrilled to present the Oregon premiere of the 2002 Broadway play based on both the novel and the film to our audiences here in Hillsboro. Starring Kymberli Colbourne (who recently graced the Venetian stage in another iconic role from literature, Captain Ahab) as Mrs. Robinson and Eric St. Cyr as Benjamin, our production of The Graduate will focus more on the influences of the novel than the film, helping to explore the intimate relationships between Benjamin and his parents, and digging deeper into the very beginnings of America’s counter-culture and the sexual revolutions of the 1960s.

Bag&Baggage is committed to exploring important works of literature in new ways for our audiences; shedding new light on old stories, finding compelling new visions of iconic tales, and giving our patrons exciting and entertaining theatre. The Graduate promises to be another excellent addition to our history of work. More information can be found online at HYPERLINK "http://www.bagnbaggage.org"www.bagnbaggage.org.

BAG&BAGGAGE

253 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON

503.345.9590

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Brought to you by Janet Peters Allstate, Insurance Expert


Janet PetersEvery student should have a policy to protect their belongings. Living on campus, a student’s stuff is covered under their parent’s homeowners’ policy, but if the student is living off campus they need renter’s insurance. The benefits of a renter’s policy are:

Coverage in case of theft, vandalism, fire and smoke damage.

Reduces the need for a claim against the parental homeowners’ policy.

The average cost per month is about the same has having a pizza delivered.

On average, belongings are worth about $30,000. Allstate offers an interactive site to determine the value of your personal property called What’s your stuff worth?

Liability and guest injury protection.

A discount on car insurance if the student has a car.

If you are living in a dorm you need to protect your things.

Living in a dorm? Protect your stuff.

Personalize your items – engrave them or use a sharpie.

Create an inventory – take pictures of your valuables and their serial numbers so they can be identified later.

Lock your room door when you leave. This is the single most important way to protect your things. An open door with a laptop sitting out on a desk is an open invitation.

Get to know other students on the floor and in the dorm. Recognize and report strangers.

Don’t let strangers in the building. Don’t prop security or outer doors open.

Don’t leave expensive items out in the open. Leaving your personal property unattended in study areas, cafeterias, libraries or visible in your car.

Monitor your keys. Avoid loaning, neighbors, classmates or the pizza guy your keys.

Make your college years memorable and safe by protecting your things from loss with a renter’s policy. Contact Janet Peters Allstate for a quote today.

JANET PETERS ALLSTATE INSURANCE

1951 OAK STREET, SUITE B

FOREST GROVE, OREGON

503.357.7179

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New vehicle registration fee plan to get hearing`

by Pamplin Media Group
Board says $30 charge would offset maintenance funding shortfall The first reading of a county ordinance calling for a $30 annual…
Sep 08, 2016

Jimmy John's debuts in Cornelius

by Mark Kirchmeier
Former construction worker Alex Seabold got so tired of waiting in line for his lunch sandwiches that he decided to start his own…
RICHARD VIAL
Sep 13, 2016

Complaint alleges GOP candidate Rich Vial lives outside HD 26

by Nancy Townsley
Does Richard Vial live in the district he wants to represent in the Oregon Legislature? If he doesn’t live in House District 26, the…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Groves ceremony Sunday -- the 15th anniversary of 9/11 -- included a piece of wreckage from the fallen Twin Towers, which drew somber touches from many in the crowd.
Sep 13, 2016

Never forget, fifteen years later

by Tacey Smith
A large but somber crowd gathered at the foot of Forest Grove’s giant flag last Sunday morning to commemorate the 15th anniversary of…
SUBMITTED GRAPHS: METRO - The first option has a total of 6.5 trail miles, including 4.7 miles of multi-use trails (wider trails that can accommodate mountain bikers and horses as well as hikers), 1.8 miles of nature trails (narrower trails that can go in more sensitive natural areas) and 2.0 miles of accessible trails that would accommodate wheelchairs or other limited-mobility visitors. In this version, 80 percent of the park would be devoted to conservation of wildlife habitat and other natural benefits such as water quality.
Sep 13, 2016

Trail talkers want more, more, more at Chehalem Ridge

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Residents weigh in on uses for 1,200-acre natural site east of Gaston Too few trails, the wrong kind of trails, the wrong location of…
Sep 14, 2016

Banks, Gaston do better than Forest Grove on 'Smarter Balanced' tests

by Stephanie Haugen
State test scores released this week show mixed bag School test scores released Thursday, Sept. 8, revealed a mixed bag for the Banks,…
Jesse VanderZanden
Sep 13, 2016

News briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
News-Times invites one and all to celebrate its 130 years of publishing The News-Times will celebrate its 130th anniversary next…
Jonathan Christensen
Sep 13, 2016

Former officer receives probation for strangling coworker

by Stephanie Haugen
Former Washington County Sheriff’s Corporal Jonathan Christensen was sentenced to community service and probation in a plea deal last…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Jess Day returns from fishing with his dad Ross, brother Logan, and volunteers from CAST for Kids. While Jess caught a few fish, his favorite part of the CAST (Catch a Special Thrill) fishing event was the boat ride.
Sep 13, 2016

Fishing and boats a rare thrill for these youth

by (none)
About 43 youth aged 6 to 18 showed up last Sunday, Sept. 11, for the 17th annual CAST for Kids fishing and boating event at Hagg Lake.…
Sep 14, 2016

Forest Grove police log

by News-Times
Sept. 4 - A man tried to flag down a patrol car and was nearly hit. The man proceeded to provide officers highly questionable…